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The Diamond Developers Doctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainability Studies


The Diamond Developers Doctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainability Studies 

Diamond Developers of Dubai has announced a Doctoral Fellowship Program in sustainability studies.  The program will provide promising young researchers from the Arab region the opportunity to undertake doctoral graduate studies and research at the University of California, Davis. The fellowships, which are based on merit, will be made available to selected students from the Arab region. Fellowships cover all tuition and fees for four years of the PhD program. Cost of living support will be available on a financial need basis. Students will also have the option to carry out part of their research at The Sustainable City in Dubai.

To be eligible, selected candidates need to be accepted in a doctor of philosophy degree program at the University of California, Davis in disciplines relevant to sustainability and economic/social development of Arab countries. Examples include, but are not limited to, agriculture, water, energy, biochemistry, or social science disciplines with a focus on sustainability and sustainable development.

The program supports the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) and the COP21 Paris Agreement by developing leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in sustainability fields in the Arab region. The fellowships are a critical part of the work of the Diamond Innovation Center based in The Sustainable City in Dubai, which will build and spread knowledge on all aspects of sustainability and the built environment.

The Fellowship program builds on Diamond Developers’ ongoing partnership with UC Davis, which includes a US$ 3 million Sustainability Research and Training Program (SRTP). This industry – academic collaboration carries out cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training on topics related to sustainability and the built environment with the University of California Davis and five leading Arab Universities: The American University of Beirut, Birzeit University, The American University in Cairo, Lebanese American University, and the American University of Sharjah.

The application deadline for students seeking sponsorship for the September 2018 intake at UC Davis is September 1, 2017 to Diamond Developers. For more information on the Diamond Developers Doctoral Fellowship Program, please consult Diamond Developer’s web page